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to president and the first lady. michelle obama in 1991 is involved in every aspect. she's the only advisor in american history that goes on vacation without his family. housecoat tell us about how that started in valerie shares background. >> guest: her father is a noted lead researcher at the university of chicago and opens the hospital in iran and she is born there. spent a lot of her childhood following her parents around the middle east, the developing world in some cases western europe. a lot of it outside the united states. when she meets barack obama in 1891 in a cafÉ in chicago, they had a lot in common. they both grew up in muslim countries. he ran and indonesia. they have a different date. they're definitely on the last part of the spectrum and they have resorted to stand for what they consider an american parochialism. and that becomes a bonding moment. early on. but let's not forget who valerie shared is in the obama is. she is the gilded arch gateway into the establishment. she knows everyone. she's from a prosperous and successful family that's been successful for a long per
found michelle obama offers significant jobs since 1991. she is the only one who goes on vacation with the first family. >> host: that is an extraordinary relationship. tell us about her and valerie jarrett's background. >> guest: valerie jarrett was born iranian and is a noted blood researcher. she was born there and spend a lot of for topic following her parents around the middle east to the developing world and in some cases, western europe. so when she meets barack obama in 1991 at a cafÉ in chicago, they had a lot in common. they grew up in muslim countries. iran and indonesia. they had a different perspective. definitely on the left part of the american political spectrum. and they have a disdain for what they consider american parochialism. that becomes a bonding moment for them very early on. but let's not forget who valerie jarrett is to be obama's. she is the gilded arch gateway into the establishment. she knows everyone. she is from a prosperous family that has been successful for a long period of time she is the deputy chief of staff friend, she knows a lot of people.
to be. as you can imagine there's quite a disparity in height between the queen and michelle obama come and they were standing at the reception for all of the g20 leaders and they were first of all they were sort of comparing their shoes, then they turned to the ladies that were waiting standing right over there and they started to sort of demonstrate how tall she was and how short she was and they quite naturally as they were showing and demonstrating this they put their arms around each other and is long been said you shouldn't touch the queen although many people have over the years and she's become much more relaxed about. they helped and wrote, shoulder but nobody took offense except the british tabloid press who decided to make a big deal out of it. but i talk to people that buckingham palace and the said everybody was in a good mood that day, and it was kind of in the spirit of how everybody felt. so nobody took offense. anything else? okay. thank you very much for coming. [applause] >> for more information visit the authors web site, sallybedellsmith.com. >>> up next on book tv
. >> at this time, president barack obama accompanied by mrs. michelle obama, secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, and mrs. didi dempsey will pay special tribute to the lives lost at the pentagon and on american airlines flight 77 on september 11th, 2001. by placing a wreath at the zero age line of the pentagon memorial. [playing of "taps"] [background noises] [background sounds] [background sounds] >> please direct your attention to the pentagon memorial flagpole to your right in honor of patriot day and in remembrance of the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. the flag is flying at half-staff. ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of the united states. [playing of "the star-spangled banner"] ♪ . >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states army chief of chaplains, major general donald rutherford. >> let us pray. oh, god, our refuge in strength, our every present help in trouble, remember the events of september 11th, 2001, we pray for all those who grief today. for those who witnessed and survived the attacks, those who came to rescue, to save and protect, for all the souls who w
agree with you. >> but i actually feel like -- like, it's a shame that monopoly ever michelle obama focused so much on ingredients and not on cooking. i feel like she missed great opportunity. i think it would have been more powerful for her to get people back in the kitchen than be interested in the ingredients. because, like, we're saying it wasn't really matter what you're cooking. it matters that you are cooking. that you are understanding what it takes to feed yourself. that self-sufficiency and empowerment is valuable to our culture and in your family life. it has so many ramifications, i feel like that was a big thing for the past four years. >> i like that idea. >> even if you're using some kind of terrible cheating factory food or help that roast chicken along. you're still cooking. >> exactly. >> you're still in the kitchen putting your hands in to it. that's the first step. >> learning to cook is the gateway to having an appreciation for finer ingredients or sustainable agricultural. >> i mean that. if you start cooking, you start to realize that food is comprised of mult
profiles i have seen over michele obama. this is a slow rising tide. david gregory didn't get the job just because he was a white male. he is someone who had been a white house correspondent for nbc. he had the skills that were necessary to be a good broadcaster and a good interviewer. the time will come when those jobs will be again available, and there will be a much wider range of people who will be eligible for them. one of them could very well be an african-american. it may be an asian american. i'm not sure. it may be a hispanic american. we are seeing more presents of people with different ethnic backgrounds than just white, anglo and protestant. bryant gumbel succeeded me on "the today show" as the african-american host of "the today show", for example. >> host: for scrotal organ, please go ahead with your question or comment. >> caller: i come from a different journalist background than you, but i feel equally crucial to americans and how they should know what is going on in their world. i was a reporter and an editor at a small, medium-sized weeklies in dailies over the nation fo
of government from a democracy to a conservative christian theocracy and that's why we need to have barack obama and joe biden reelected. because it's terrifying people like paul ryan and mitt romney and michele bachmann, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. rig perry. these are scary, scary people who change our form of government into the conservative christian theocracy by blasting what to say as an atheist i want to say to that woman on the republican line, us atheists as was agnostics are amplified by christians much, much, much more than the church of latter day saints, the mormons are vilified by people like she said, bill clinton and other people. believe me, atheists are the last as well as gays, atheists are specially the last people this country still be vilified and put down and psychologically and physically tortured by right wing christians are in the bill, as an atheist are you enjoying coverage of the values voter summit? >> caller: i'm watching it very skeptically. when they talk about values, like i said, it's a very values they want to impose on the country by legislation. being a
that in this world you need to be engaged, and he has engaged smartly. >> okay. next i want to introduce michele flournoy, she served as undersecretary of defense for policy from february '09 to february of this year. and prior to her confirmation, she helped lead president obama's transition team at the department of defense. in 2007 she cofounded the organization that doug just referred to, the nonpartisan think tank center for a new american security. republicans in states like virginia, notably, are using the impending sequesters as an issue against their democratic opponents. even though the republicans were part of the deal. i want to ask you, how serious should we take this sequester threat, and is there anything democrats can do in response? >> well, i think we do have to be worried about the prospect of sequestration not only because it would impose additional cuts across the board, but because of the mindless way in which the cuts would be imposed. across-the-board cuts, no opportunity to protect priorities, you know, choose where you're going to accept and manage risk. and so i think,
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